ANC attacks not right

2015-08-13 06:00

The recent attacks on the judiciary by the ANC and its alliance partners not only poses a threat to our democracy, but undermines the rule of law.

South Africa remains a constitutional democracy governed by the rule of law.

Our Constitution might still be in its infancy, but it lays the foundation for open society based on democratic values, social justice and human rights.

The Constitution is the cornerstone of our democracy and defines the role of the judiciary.

Section 165 (2) of the Constitution makes provision for the independence of our courts and requires judges to apply the law impartially and without fear, favour or prejudice. Therefore no one, including politicians or even the president, has a say in the application of law by our courts.

They should not attack judges simply because they disagree with their rulings.

The solution available if a person is not satisfied with a court ruling is to appeal. They must not personally attack the integrity of the judges.

Judges, like other people, should be subjected to constructive criticism, but it must be fair and in good faith

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/News
 

6 myths about male cancer

It is important to be aware of the most prevalent cancer diseases amongst men in our country.

 
 

You won't want to miss...

Who are the highest paid models of 2017?
10 gorgeous plus-sized models who aren't Ashley Graham
5 top leg exercises for men
10 best dressed men of 2017
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.